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  • Aphid Buffet II

    Ladybird larvae at the aphid buffet. Near the grub on the right is a parasitised aphid, fat and round and dead. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Polly Macho III

    The distinctive black shoulder pads differentiate Polyrhachis machaon from her similar golden ant relatives. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Polly Macho I

    The distinctive black shoulder pads differentiate Polyrhachis machaon from her similar golden ant relatives. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Polly Macho II

    The distinctive black shoulder pads differentiate Polyrhachis machaon from her similar golden ant relatives. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Majors and Minors

    Pheidole major worker surrounded by her hard working minor siters. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Moth Brood

    Baby moths emerge from their eggs. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Click Beetles Hiding

    A family of click beetles found hiding under bark. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Dirtybird

    Normally a plant-eater, potato ladybird picks up some dirt. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Tiny Chalcid

    Very small chalcid wasp on a gum leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Aphid Buffet

    Try getting a table at this buffet. Ants and Beetle larvae love them for very different reasons. Kyogle, NSW.

  • HIding Ants

    Major and minor camponotus ants hide in a rotting log, Woodgate, Qld.

  • Ant Fight

    Brachyponera V Rhytidoponera (aka Green-head Ant). Woodgate, Qld.

  • Metal Head

    Stunning metallic hues of the Rhytidoponera metallica group. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Beetle Larva

    Beetle baby tries to bury back into the dirt. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Termite Scale Farm

    A young termite moves through a farm where the cows are scale insects and the fodder is a tree trunk. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Thrips Parasite

    Miniscule wasp emerged from a parasitised thrips. Toowong, Qld.

  • Egg-laying Hopper

    Leafhopper lays eggs in a nest of waxy fuzz. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Aphid Skins

    Exuvia from a colony of aphids litter this Hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Angry Hopper

    Leafhopper nymph looks cranky. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Aphid Infestation

    Many aphids infest this hibiscus flower stem. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Aphid Ant Farm IV

    A tiny ginger ant struggles with some silk web while she collects honeydew from aphids. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Beach Caterpillar

    Lovely orange striped caterpillar common on beach vines. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Beach Moth

    Brown and white moth quite common near the beach. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Rattling Rattler

    Rattle ant assumes a rattling pose. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Ant Bath

    Golden spiny ant tries to clean insect repellant off her feet. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Cup Moth Caterpillar

    Anaxidia lozogramma feeding on the leaf of a macadamia tree. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Cup Moth Closeup

    The amazing detail and colour of a Anaxidia lozogramma cup moth caterpillar. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Tiny Beetle

    Measuring about 1mm long this tiny shiny beetle was walking on a leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Green Spiny Ant

    Polyrhachis lydiae worker ant. Kyogle, NSW.

  • House Centipede

    Scutigeromorph centipede tries to hide in a crack. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar

    It's too early to wake up! Says Orchard Swallowtail Caterpillar. I'm cold and wet! It's not easy being green! Kyogle, NSW.

  • Beetle Larva, Aphids and Ants

    Beetle larva (Possible Ladybird) gets away with murder in an aphid colony. The ants ignore its presence completely. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Sawfly Larvae

    A bottlebrush leaf reduced to a skeleton by very young sawfly larvae. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Leaf Skeleton

    Sawfly larvae make short work of a Maleleuca leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Myrmecia Queen

    Myrmecia queen ant gathers large pieces of leaf litter to help disguise her new nest entrance. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Aphid Ant Farm III

    Tiny ginger ants (possibly Plagiolepis sp.) fuss over a colony of aphids. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Aphid Ant Farm II

    Tiny ginger ants (possibly Plagiolepis sp.) fuss over a colony of aphids. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Aphid Ant Farm

    Tiny ginger ants (possibly Plagiolepis sp.) fuss over a colony of aphids. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Sawfly Larvae

    Sawfly larva near the chewed off end of a leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Spotted Sawfly Larva

    Spotted sawfly larva hangs under the stem of a leaf. Moggill, Qld.

  • Sandy Grub

    Beetle larva in sand and dirt. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Fuzzy Mozzie

    Hello Mr. Mozzie, your mo is magnificent! Kyogle, NSW.

  • Spider and Springtail

    A tiny spider and even smaller springtail (Just below the spider) share an old cocoon. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Yellow-spotted Zodariidae

    Black and yellow ant spider in leaf litter. Oxley Creek, Qld.

  • Worker Ant

    Slender ant moves grains of sand out of the nest in an endless battle with the wind. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Black Assassin Vs Beef Ants

    An unfortunate assassin bug has fallen into the path of foraging meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus). Oxley Creek, Qld.

  • Green Wasp on Gum Leaf

    Parasite wasp looks for a place to lay her eggs between two gum leaves. Moggill, Qld.

  • Beef Ants Vs Bagworm

    An unfortunate bagworm falls into the path of foraging meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus). Oxley Creek, Qld.

  • Egg-laying Wasp II

    Parasite wasp tries to discretely lay an egg. Moggill, Qld.

  • Camponotus Minor

    Camponotus minor worker near a scale insect's waxy straw extrusion waiting for honeydew. Oxley Creek, Qld.

  • Major on Patrol

    Carpenter ant major worker patrols past a waxy straw scale and a minor worker busy collecting nectar. Oxley Creek, Qld.

  • Chunky Black Bug

    A heavily dimpled black shield bug on the ground. Oxley Creek, Qld.

  • Carpenter Ant Trophallaxis

    One carpenter ant feeding another. The ant on the left has a waxy scale protrusion which feeds waste from a scale insect hidden under the bark to any insects who wish to gather it up. Oxley Creek, Qld.

  • Egg-laying Wasp I

    Parasite wasp tries to discretely lay an egg. Moggill, Qld.

  • Mealybug Baby

    tiny mealybug nymph is on the move. The legs don't seem to grow in proportion when it comes to mealybugs - they need to move once they've found their place in the world. Oxley Creek, Qld.

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